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UMT Career Fair attracts 100 companies  

Shaharyar Khan

7000 CVs directly submitted to the recruiters

LAHORE (November 30, 2017): The Office of Career Services (OCS) at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) organized UMT Career Fair on November 30, 2017, under the theme ‘Backpack to Briefcase.’

This mega annual Career Fair brought 103 organizations comprising of; MNCs, local and SME organizations including Nestle, VIVO Smartphones, TCL, Gooline Pvt. Ltd.,

Glimpse of few stalls at UMT Career Fair 2017

Packages, Pepsi Cola – Riaz Bottlers Pvt. Ltd., Cotton Web Ltd., Stoneage, Descon, Haier Pakistan, Jotun Paints, Wilshire Labs, The Urban Unit, SMEDA, Hyperstar, Joyland, Bayt.com, HBL, Stylo Group, Hardee’s, Starlet, Careerz360.pk, Bank Alfalah Limited, Allied Bank Limited, Mast FM 103, i2c Pakistan, FiveRivers Technologies, The Inksters, and many more under one roof and set up their stalls . A large number of fresh graduates and students across Lahore thronged the venue, network and exchanged their data with the recruiters and few also got hired on the spot.

50+ Food and entrepreneurial stalls were also displayed during the event where visitors enjoyed fresh bites of traditional and fast food along with other activities. The recruiters held talks with the fresh graduates and evaluated their knowledge, skills and passion to work in corporate culture. The students delivered around 7000 CVs directly to the recruiters and many of them were hired on the spot.

Glimpse of few stalls at UMT Career Fair 2017

Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman, Prof Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin along with Rector
UMT, Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Mr. Manzoor ul Haq Malik, Vice President; Regional Chairman, FPCCI,
Mr. Sarmad Hussain, Regional Head-Lahore, Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited and senior faculty and
staff members inaugurated the career fair. They also visited all stalls and lauded UMT efforts to provide
job opportunities at their doorsteps. Dr. Nizam, who is a renowned advocate of industry-academia linkages, said such events should be organized by all public and private sector universities. Chaudhry Muhammad Shafique (Minister for Special Education; Member of Punjab Assembly), Jamil A. Naz (Life Member FPCCI, Chairman WTO and Liaison Officer for Koelnmesse GmbH; Messee Duesseldorf FPCCI) and Ahsen Ud Din (Director Technology- Fatima Group) were the chief guests at the closing ceremony. Chaudhry Muhammad Shafique said that the government was taking a number of initiatives for youth engagement in the journey of national development. The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry should organize such events in educational institutes. He said that government was introducing many schemes for the youth in order to empower them so that they play an important role in the national economy. Mr. Shafique added that such an event was a great opportunity for both students as well as companies, as it helps meet the gap between academia and industry.

Inauguration Ceremony and Address by Guests

Mr. Jamil A. Naz addressed the gathering and emphasized that the role of educated people was important for the economy of any country. He appreciated OCS-UMT for hosting such a beautiful event
that is beneficial for both students and organizations.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman ILM Trust, Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad said that UMT is fundamentally an entrepreneurial university, which supports students in searching out business opportunities by getting an exposure to the corporate sector. He further said that the career fair is organized every year to create jobs and networking opportunities for UMT graduates/alumni. Dr Murad also said that UMT has become the number one choice for students due to its amazing corporate and research culture.
UMT, through this annual career fair, creates employment opportunities for the students and gives them an exposure to deal with the organizations directly. He emphasized, “We are producing quality
leaders keeping market demands in view so that they lead in their respective fields”.

During the Career Fair, OCS launched its Employer Portal and released its access to the recruiters so they
may create their account, post jobs and extract profiles. A cake cutting ceremony was held for the launch of the employer portal in the presence of Prof Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin along with Rector UMT and other staff members.

Launch of OCS Employer Portal and Cake cutting ceremony.

Dr Muhammad Aslam, Rector UMT, appreciated the efforts of OCS team for organizing such a mega event and encouraged the participants to make full use of the opportunities available there. He further stated that UMT continues to provide such platforms for the promotion of quality academics.
Expressing their views, some of the students said that the career fair was an exciting opportunity to interact with the companies of their choice. They said that the event had brought them opportunities to learn from the exposure and help in buffing up skills that are the requirement for securing jobs in a competitive environment.

OCS-UMT Tribe along with Ushers and Marshals group photo at the event

At the end, Mr. Khalid Naqi, Director Career Services and Mr. Aqeel Baloch, Chief Organizer and Manager Career Services thanked the participating organizations as they contributed towards the economy at large by exhibiting their recruitment activities and helping in eliminating unemployment.

In their concluding remarks, OCS team was praised for their support and timely execution of the event by
effective management.

 

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